Chargers Tip-Off Dinner raises over $18,000 for student-athlete scholarships
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September 26, 2011
The Camosun College Chargers 5th Annual Tip-Off Dinner raised over $18,000 in support of student-athlete scholarships Friday, September 23 at the Harbour Towers Hotel.
The event was emceed by CTV Sports Anchor Mira Laurence and Sports Reporter Steve Duffy from CFAX 1070 who auctioned a host of luxury, getaway and sports memorabilia items to an audience of more than 90 guests. Items included a night at the world-class Sooke Harbour House and framed jerseys - one signed by Canuck come-back kid Manny Maholtra and another signed by Rugby Canada’s Men’s Churchill Cup Team.
Following a delicious buffet dinner, Canadian Basketball coaching icon Don Horwood presented a short address on the importance of perseverance. Horwood gave examples from his 40+ years experience as a coach and provided some insight on how successful individuals handle losses and set-backs to achieve their goals.
That evening, alumnae Cortney Lowther (nee Parks) was recognized for her dedication to the Chargers program as both a coach and a student-athlete. Lowther spent a record-breaking eight years with the Chargers before leaving the program to start a family of her own. True to form, Lowther managed to attend Friday’s event despite having given birth to her first child just days prior!
Although the new mom was not among those who laced up the following night at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, 18 former student-athletes did as the Chargers took on the Alumni. On the women’s side, it was the Alumni who blasted past the Chargers 57-36 while the Camosun men showed their Alumni opponents no mercy posting an 85-51 win.
Earlier that day, the Chargers held a FREE Coaches’ Clinic with 20 coaches ranging from U12 to high-school senior teams in attendance. Coaches received two hours of offensive and defensive skills and drills along with a strength training workout with PISE's Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Matt Fisher.
The Chargers’ Fundamentals Academy kicked off on Sunday morning at St. Margaret’s School where 24 players from grades 6-12 whose abilities ranged from beginner to some of the best senior girls in the city ran through skills and drills led by Chargers women’s basketball Head Coach Brett Westcott, Assistant Coach Gary Baker and members of the Chargers team.
“Everything went well this past weekend as we started our season, at least until we had to play our alumni,” quipped Head Coach Brett Westcott.
The Chargers basketball teams will compete in exhibition play during the month of October before the PacWest season officially begins. Camosun takes on the Kwantlen University Eagles in their first home games of the season on Friday, November 11 at PISE (Women 6pm; Men 8pm).
Find Tip-Off Dinner photos on Camosun’s flickr site.
Chargers blog - see who showed up at Saturday’s Alumni game.
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